Vivian Ngo


The image depicts the changes to the coastline of Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong in the past 150 years. The historic photo shows a developing commercial harbour during the colonial time; overlaid with a sketch of the current skyscraper filled metropolitan city after 150 years of land reclamation.

Author/Artist Bio

Vivian Ngo was born in Hong Kong and now a practicing Architect in Los Angeles. She is currently researching on the impact of land reclamation on the coastline of Hong Kong. Her research has been published as an interactive web map: http://www.oldhkphoto.com/coast/Map.html

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